Active pattern kicks in

Good Saturday, everyone. Showers and a few thunderstorms are working across the state today and this is kicking off a very active pattern in our part of the world. The big show may come in the middle of the week as a potent storm system rolls through here.

Today’s rain is courtesy of a cold front working through the region. It’s not going to rain all the time, but some locally heavy downpours are likely into tonight. Here are your radars to track the action:

 

 

Winds will also increase ahead of the cold front and could reach 30mph at times with gusts.

Leftover showers will be noted early Sunday before things slowly dry from north to south. Highs will be in the 60s.

Hurricane Patricia came ashore last night on the Pacific coast of Mexico after reaching historical status over the past 24 hours. Unreal at how strong this thing is. What’s left of it will cross Mexico and emerge into the western Gulf of Mexico late this weekend.

There’s a chance this refires near the Texas/Louisiana coast and hangs out a few days before being drawn northward.

The possibility of a cold front picking up something tropical/semi-tropical from the Gulf of Mexico has been talked about many times here over the past week. The models started picking up on this potential several days ago and continue to do so. Here’s how this may play out…

Special 2If things play out that way, here’s what that may mean for Kentucky:

– Widespread rain and thunderstorms

– The potential for a few strong thunderstorms

– High wind potential

– Much colder air coming in as the storm cranks in the Great Lakes

Much colder air then surges in here for Thursday as a strong northwesterly wind settles in:

Canadian 2GFS 3Highs Thursday may struggle to get out of the 40s.

Friday’s weather looks good with low 30s in the morning and 50s during the afternoon. Winds will still be very gusty.

The models then bring another potent system our way at some point Halloween/Breeders’ Cup weekend. The GFS is the fastest with rain arriving late Saturday…

GFS 2As I said, this pattern is really cranking as we close out October.

Make it a great day and take care.

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